3 Charged In Mini-golf Slaying

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BARRIE, Ontario, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A weekend outing at a mini-golf course with his daughter and girlfriend left a Canadian man dead and three alleged young assailants facing murder charges.

Bradley Hubbard, 42, of Collingwood, Ontario, was killed about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Putting Edge in Barrie, an indoor glow-in-the-dark, mini-golf facility north of Toronto, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

Justin Spring, 18, Mathew Spring, 19, and Jake Workman, 18, all of Innisfil, were charged with second-degree murder.

A Barrie police spokesman said there was a dispute between Hubbard and the three young men but could not confirm Hubbard was stabbed in the neck with a broken putter in front of his daughter and girlfriend. The victim didn’t know his assailants, the police spokesman said.

“The reports are out there about the weapon being a golf club,” Barrie police Constable Toni Dufour told the CBC. “Right now our major crime investigators are not making any official statement on any weapon or weapons used until after the post-mortem is conducted.”

The three suspects were being held at the Central North Correctional Center in Penetanguishene, Ontario. Investigators were awaiting the results of an autopsy.

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